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Steve Daniel Santiago

also known as Steve Santiago

About Me


The Law Office of Steve Santiago, P.A. provides aggressive, competent representation for individuals accused of all misdemeanors and felonies in Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. We will defend you against any criminal accusation including allegations of: drug offenses; battery; violation of probation; homicide; assault; firearm offenses; traffic; DUI; and any other criminal allegation made against you. Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential defense consultation.  Hablamos Espanol.

Originally in Miami, Steve Santiago is a former public defender who moved to Bradenton in 2007.  Mr. Santiago attended Florida International University graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He then went on to attend and graduate from the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  Mr. Santiago is also a U.S. Navy veteran.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years, 10 thousand cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

36 total 

  • Adriana Delpilar Rouselle

    I endorse this lawyer.without reservation, he is a very experienced criminal attorney and I have referred to him many cases because he has proven to be very knowledgeable, ethical and trustworthy. Referred clients have been very satisfied with his work. .


    Adriana Delpilar Rouselle Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jaime Julian Garcia III

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a wonderful human being and amazing lawyer. Steve and I worked together on a RICO case and he was both tenacious and professional. During our case Steve was always prepared and ready to take the State to task for the good of his client. Steve is also sympathetic to all of his clients' needs and being he is fluent in Spanish, Steve has a keen ability to make his clients feel at ease during the harsh and compllicated navigation of a criminal case. I would recommend Steve to all who need his services.


    Jaime Garcia Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steve Santiago, P.A.

530 12th St W
Bradenton, FL, 342057442


FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Avvo Client's AwardClient 's Choice2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Steve Santiago2007 - Present
AttorneyMiami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender2004 - 2007
Legal ClerkGrancell Law2003 - 2004
Certified Legal InternLeon County Office of the Public Defender2001 - 2001
Legal AssistantMiami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender1996 - 2000
Legal ClerkU.S. Navy1992 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Attorney Member Manatee County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2007 - Present
Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Sarasota)Member2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
National Counsel of La RazaMember2005 - Present
Martindale-HubbellMember2005 - Present
Miami-Dade County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - 2007
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2007
Florida BarAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Spanish American Law Student AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Black law students AssociationVice President2001 - 2002
Sports Law AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Christian Law students AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Sports Law Student AssociationMember2000 - 2002
Christian Law Student AssociationMember2000 - 2002
Spanish American law Student AssociationMember2000 - 2002
Black Law Student AssociationMember2000 - 2002
Pre-Law Student AssociationPresident1998 - 1999
Pre-Law Student AssociationMember1997 - 2000
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v M.W.Case Dismissed
State of Florida v E. Batista-FrancoCharges Dropped
State of Florida v I. De La Luz-IbanezCharges Dropped
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Publication NameTitleDate
Bradenton HeraldConsulate hotline to provide legal assistance to Mexican immigrants2010
Bradenton HeraldLocal Hispanic lawyers applaud Sotomayor2009
Bradenton HeraldSpanish language website links lawyers to clients2008
Bradenton HeraldMiami based attorney relocates to Bradenton2007
Bradenton HeraldAttorney hired to fill Manatee's huge need2007
Florida State Law Alumni MagazineAlum Steve Santiago has opened up law office in Bradenton2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Florida International UniversityCriminal Justice (with Minor in Psychology)BS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2013
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2012
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2011
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2010
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2009
Attorney PanelCrininal Law2008
Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot CourtTrial Judge at Moot Court2007
Attorney PanelCriminal Law2007
Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot CourtTrial Judge for Moot Court2006
How to properly file out SCORE sheetsSCORE sheets2006
Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot CourtTrial Judge for Moot Court2005
Juvenile Court PanelJuvenile Justice System2005
Teen CourtTrial Judge for Teen Court cases2002
Teen CourtTrial Judge for Teen Court Cases2001
Summer Internships Student PanelSummer Internships2001